Bernie Schallehn


Bernie Bolero

You! Yes, you! Are you listening?

Backing up The Matchstick Architects at Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY

Percussionist with The Wilhelm Brothers

On break from playing a percussion gig

In a pensive mood...or trying to remember the next song...

Welcome

Bernie is a full-time musician, writer and filmmaker. His first loves are novels and screenplays, but he does craft a column (MIND MATTERS) for Modern Drummer magazine (the #1 best-selling drum magazine in the world) as well as writing product reviews, artist interviews, and freelance articles on a variety of subjects related to drums, drummers, and percussion. Schallehn also freelances with other magazines, primarily those in the drum and percussion field. When he's able to secure financing, Bernie will write, produce, and direct a short film. When not writing or making a movie, he's the world percussionist in an acoustic twosome--The Alyssa Yeager Duo. (http:/​/​www.ayduopresskit.com) and has a start-up project where he's playing drum kit with a "cover band with a concept." In this case, he and his band mates are covering the 70s and early 80s Southern California music of Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt & Jackson Browne, as well as James Taylor, Carly Simon and others. Bernie also freelances in the recording studio, plays percussion and drum set fill-in gigs and, occasionally, functions as a Foley artist.

CREDITS

Non-Fiction

Clinical Hypnosis for Stress & Anxiety Reduction
(New Harbinger Publications 1988)
Conquering Drug & Alcohol Addiction Through Hypnosis
(Accelerated Development /​ Taylor & Francis 1990)
The Essential Figure Skater
(The Lyons Press 2000 /​ Globe Pequot Press) Commissioned
Mind Matters – Overcoming Common Mental Barriers in Drumming. Commissioned
(Modern Drummer Publications 2011 /​ Hal Leonard Corp - Distributor.

Fiction

Paradox Outpatient — a novel — Zumaya Publications, Inc. 2002

Santa of the Lighthouses—a novella—Zumaya Publications, Inc. 2002 (Best-seller in parts of Boston during the 2002 holiday season) Screenplay version has been optioned by Wilson/​Woods Productions, Linda Wright Productions and CBS Television considered the script for a movie-of-the-week.

The Lady Hypnotist—a novel—2012

Parkie—a novel—2012

The Traveling Charbonneaus--a novel--2013

Saving Joshua--a novel--2013

Films (produced)

The Cobbler—dramedy short—Myriad Arts Productions, NYC, 2006. Stars Randall Duk Kim of MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, THE MATRIX RELOADED, DRAGONBALL, THE REPACEMENT KILLERS, ANNA & THE KING, etc.)
(Accepted and screened at the 2008 Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee
and the 2008 Ballston Spa Film Festival)
The Solution—dark drama short—Apocrypha Productions, NY, 2006 (premiered at the 2007 Cannes Short Film Corner)
The Appointment – horror/​supernatural short - Apocrypha Productions, NY, 2007
(premiered at the 2007 Cannes Short Film Corner) www.myspace.com/​apocryphaproductions


Periodicals

“Falling in Competition” American Skating World, February 1998
“It’s Not Easy,” Modern Drummer magazine, June 2008
Product Review, Metropolitan Cocktail Drums, Modern Drummer
magazine, January 2009
“The Lindsey Buckingham Tour—Buckingham’s Beat,” Modern Drummer magazine, March 2009
“Of Groceries & Gasoline: Economic Survival Tips for The Working Drummer,” Modern Drummer magazine, April 2009
“Mind Matters,” monthly psychological problem-solving column, Modern Drummer magazine, start date - April 2009.
“Do You Udu?” Fired Arts & Crafts magazine, June 2009
Interview with Walfredo Reyes, Jr., “Master of Diversity,” Classic Drummer magazine, Winter 2010.
Interview with Taku Hirano, World-class percussionist currently with Cirque du Soleil, Modern Drummer magazine, February 2012

Selected Works

Fiction
The saga of a septic tank cleaner desperate to hit big in country music.
The life and times of a female traveling hypnotist in the late 1880s.
A nerdy accountant winds up in a bizarre, but oddly idyllic trailer park.
A dark, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama involving two brothers.
Self-help
Mind Matters assists the drummer in conquering mental and emotional obstacles inherent to the art.

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